Global PPE gaffs likely killed many. Where are the N95s now?



Where are the N95s? They are needed against VOC.

At a recent Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 meeting, biostatistician Fred Harris had two doctors explain the relationships between what the world thought was demographically happening with COVID-19 and what the data says. It’s a reveal about far more young people than previously imagined, getting extremely sick with COVID-19.

“There is a component of complacency over the wearing of protective equipment that may contribute to the viral load that young persons have been demonstrating of late in many countries,” noted Harris.

“It seems possible some governments have exploited mask-refusers as an excuse for not making N95s available to their populations.”

It is time to blow the lid off the Filtering Face Piece Respirator (FFP) fail along with other fails, like the uncovered Filipino nose under an air scoop that fetches large flows of Manila air past Filipino bare eyes and noses,” said Harris.

Please, make N95 masks available or its equal to avoid infection by VOC of SARS-COV-2

“Please, make N95 masks available or its equal to avoid infection by VOC of SARS-COV-2” At a recent Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 meeting, biostatistician Fred Harris had two doctors explain the relationships between what the world thought was demographically happening with COVID-19 and what the data says. It’s a reveal about far more young people than previously imagined, getting extremely sick with COVID-19. Art by ‘MaskedLion’. Published under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag

“Young people have been staggering into hospitals at a greater rate than previously realized, and now, they are seriously impacted by the new Variants of Concern (VOC)” that have learned what humans’ kryptonite might be, according to a Harvard study published in the Medical Express.

North America slides into out-of-control COVID-19 Surge. Where are the N95s?

“Many countries have made KF94/FFP2/KN-95/N95s or their equivalents generously available to the public,” according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Pandemic heads toward impending doom in North America, Philippines, Peru, Chile and Argentina. Where are the N95s?

A year ago, author Tammy Kim in the New York Times explained how South Korea solved its FFP respirator shortages.  ‘The South Korean government seized control of all KF94 production, [an excellent mask say Asian doctors and nurses], and sent the respirators to pharmacies to sell at a set price.’

Singapore offers one free reusable mask in vending machines for each Singaporean, says the small state’s government.

Hong Kong residents can can pick up a mask any time they like at  their post offices, says an official HK government web site.

In Europe, Filtering Face Piece Respirators (FFP) as in N95s are available at any pharmacy, urges the European Parliament which has responded to  the COVID-19 pandemic with a robust set of mitigation moves, according to most observers (outside of Russia).

Austrian grocery stores distribute free masks since the the Austrian government government mandated N95s in stores and within the public transport system, according to government published initiatives.

PBS News Report: CDC warns of impending doom.



It seems that a Philippines COVID-Disaster is getting help from horrible PPE. “There shouldn’t be any gaps between the forehead and the shield’s headpiece,” say face shield manufacturers, but on any day one can see thousands of people inviting infection in Manila.

“In the Philippines, the government has imposed a deadly set of PPE and has now locked down 25 million people in Manila for Easter. PH President Duterte had repeatedly warned of sellers of  fake PPE but massive poverty now smashing down a huge part of 110 million people, buyers are seeking to avoid arrest (187000 Philippines lockdown arrests quash opposition not virus) at the least expensive option.

“In Manila, around every corner,” says Fernando, a PPE distributor, “you run into a gaggle of men and women wearing spit-barriers under their nose and a cheap plastic shield open at the top and the bottom. Everyone is coughing and sneezing and the hospitals are full,” he added.

Specifications for disease prevention Face Shield Courtesy Surgical Holdings, UK

Dangerous mask

“Face shield with both ends open are wind tunnels collecting Manila, virus-laden ambient air and channeling it past the eyes and nose, says legitimate medical shield maker.  “These types of face shields are guaranteed disease scoopers and inducers. They are worn across the Philippines by millions of Filipinos who buy them directly or indirectly from the families of officials who have been exploiting the pandemic for personal wealth since it began. The man in the picture is Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson who tested positive for the  disease recently despite being warned of the need for better PPE. Photo Credit: Twitter

According to one PPE manufacturer, “face shields are made of a plastic or Plexiglas panel around the face with an elastic strap that holds the panel in place. There shouldn’t be any gaps between the forehead and the shield’s headpiece. Face shields with large gaps at the top and the bottom are clearly dangerous as they scoop and channel all air the wearer walks their head through, past their nose and eyes.  Within that scooped and accelerated air there may be all manner of pathogens no matter the head is down or up. Channeling virus laden air in Manila  past the nose and eyes is contraindicated.”

“We should ask governments around the world why they have not done what is necessary to provide Filtering Face Piece Respirators for ordinary people?, ” suggests The RINJ Foundation in a video.

Some two trillion dollars were spent last year on Weapons. Where are the N95s?

“In the first year of the pandemic, governments around the world spent in aggregate of Two Trillion Dollars on weapons. Some of that money could have saved millions of lives by purchasing, distributing and teaching people how to use proper PPE including FFP,” says the  RINJ Women in a video.

According to one PPE manufacturer, “face shields are made of a plastic or Plexiglas panel around the face with an elastic strap that holds the panel in place. There shouldn’t be any gaps between the forehead and the shield’s headpiece. Face shields with large gaps at the top and the bottom are clearly dangerous as they scoop and channel all air the wearer walks their head through, past their nose and eyes.  Within that scooped and accelerated air there may be all manner of pathogens no matter the head is down or up. Channeling virus laden air in Manila  past the nose and eyes is contraindicated.”

“We should ask governments around the world why they have not done what is necessary to provide Filtering Face Piece Respirators for ordinary people?, ” suggests The RINJ Foundation in a video.

Some two trillion dollars were spent last year on Weapons. Where are the N95s?

“In the first year of the pandemic, governments around the world spent in aggregate of Two Trillion Dollars on weapons. Some of that money could have saved millions of lives by purchasing, distributing and teaching people how to use proper PPE including FFP,” says the  RINJ Women in a video.

“People need to protect their respiratory system from SARS-COV-2 and be ready to fight the next pandemic which assuredly is somewhere now in the making,” says the  RINJ Women in a video, says the  RINJ Women in a video.

“Variants of Concern (VOC)  are more deadly and highly transmissible. They are killing all ages. Wearing a fit-tested N-95 mask and learning how to use it is of paramount importance, now and in the future,” says the  RINJ Women in a video, says the  RINJ Women in a video.

“Dr. Abraar Karan told CNN that widespread use of the N95 could stop the pandemic, but the N95 was a shortage the mighty America could not fix, because? Where are the N95s?” asks the  RINJ Women in a video.

According to the journal of health care engineering,  the “US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) classifies particulate filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) into nine categories (N95, N99, N100, P95, P99, P100, R95, R99, and R100) . Numerical designations 95, 99, and 100 show the filter’s minimum filtration efficiency with 95%, 99%, and 99.97%, respectively.”

A report entitled Particle Size-Selective Assessment of Protection of European Standard FFP Respirators and Surgical Masks against Particles-Tested with Human Subjects shares the European standards .

Read if you wish: Options for the decontamination and reuse of respirators in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.